Presented by Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine, Wednesday’s Brown Bag Lunch will feature author Roger Smith, Ph.D. presenting “Florida’s Revolutionary War History”. Did you know that George Washington authorized five invasions of British East Florida and wrote over 80 letters to Congress and his general staff citing St. Augustine as both a military target and a military concern? Dr. Smith will discuss Florida’s significant Revolutionary War history, as well as share interesting stories from his first two works in a series of history textbook supplements, “The 14th Colony: George Washington’s Planned Invasions of East Florida” and “Hope of Freedom: Southern Blacks and the American Revolution”. His Brown Bag Lunch presentation and supplemental texts (currently being used in five Florida county school systems) are drawn from 5 ½ years of Ph.D. research at UF and promise to leave Friends patrons wondering “What else don’t I know about the American Revolution?”.
Patrons are welcome to bring their lunch and light refreshments will be provided. Doors open at 12:00 Noon.
For additional information, please call the Main Library at 904-8927-6940 or contact Friends President Toni Siriani at email@example.com.